Behavioral Health Care Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512527-691260
    • Job Location: Burlington, NJ
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

  POSITION SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator for Behavioral Health Services is responsible for screening, prompt referral implementation, screenings and support of Behavioral Health Services at the Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers.  The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator will monitor utilization, track compliance with follow-up visits, assist with resolving barriers in the use of outside agencies.

Hours:  This is a full-time position that requires the ability to work a flexible schedule.  General daytime hours Monday-Friday with at least one evening per week.

  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Listen and provide emotional support and encouragement to potential Behavior health patients, while utilizing evidenced-based tools for screening and providing referrals
  • Ensure that patients understand screening tools and assist with survey administration if needed

  • Will schedule appointments, make follow-up calls and assist with community resource relations

  • Documents interactions and interventions in accordance with SJFMC guidelines and ethics policies and procedures

  • Function as a part of a multidisciplinary team utilizing assessment tools and surveys for patients ages 12 and over

  • Communicate effectively and interact will all levels of staff, primary care providers, patients and community workers

  • Interact with patients in a courteous and culturally appropriate manner

  • Ensure the proper safeguarding of confidential program and patient information, and comply with all Federal and State guidelines

  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet program or organizational objectives

 

Experience and Skills:

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related fields
  • Knowledge of behavioral health and/or substance abuse practices and principles

  • Understanding of the cultural, socio-economic and language factors that affect service Delivery

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent screening and interviewing skills

  • Ability to work a full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends

  • Ability to work under stress and establish working relationships with others

  • Ability to apply a reasonable degree of physical exertion to control client behavior in emergency situations

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related fields.

  • 1-2 years of face-to-face Mental/Behavioral health/Substance abuse experience